Rob Hoyt

Rob Hoyt  IV


Rob Hoyt, one of the best young coaches in the Community College ranks, just finished his seventh season as Columbia College’s 9th head men’s basketball coach.

Hoyt, a native of Sonora, Calif., has led Columbia College to a 131-60 record over the last seven seasons. When arriving at Columbia in 2013, Hoyt was the youngest coach in the state of California at age 28. Hoyt has since led the Claim Jumpers to 4 California State Tournament births and 3 conference titles. In that time, he has had 5 All State players, 1 Conference Player of the Year, 1 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, 3 Conference Freshman Players of the Year as well as being named Conference Coach of the Year 3 times. In the seven years with Hoyt at the helm, every sophomore in the program has received opportunity to continue their education while playing basketball at the 4-year level.

In August of 2014, Hoyt was named the Head Women’s Volleyball coach at Columbia College. Hoyt would continue to pull double duties for 5 straight years, coaching both Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Basketball from 2014 to 2018. During that span Hoyt became the All-Time winningest coach in program history as well as setting the single season record for most wins in 2018.

Hoyt is a faculty member in the Kinesiology, Athletics and Human and Health Performance Department and has taught and coached at Columbia since summer 2013. Prior to taking over at Columbia, Hoyt coached at Cabrillo College from 2009-2013 as the top assistant where the

Seahawks finished with a record of 78-33. Before that, Hoyt got his coaching start at Reedley College from 2007-2009 where the Tigers finished with a 46-16 record.

Hoyt played at Sonora High under legendary Hall of Fame coach, Rick Francis. Hoyt would be crowned Valley Oak League Champion 3 of his 4 years. Francis retired from the high school ranks in 2013 to become the associate head coach at Columbia with Hoyt. Hoyt went on to play at Columbia from 2003-2005 while earning his AA degree in Liberal Studies.

Hoyt would continue his education at California State University, Fresno where he graduated and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Hoyt also earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Science at the United States Sports Academy.

Hoyt, 36, currently lives in Sonora with his wife Clara, two sons Elijah (16), Cinco (3) and daughter Gianna Luz (1).

Hoyt at the Helm


2013-2014 ( 13-14)

2014-2015 ( 16-11)

2015-2016 ( 16-12)

2016-2017 ( 15-10)

2017-2018 ( 19-6)

2018-2019 ( 24-5)

2019-2020 ( 28-2)

2021-2022 (24-6)

Overall Record as Collegiate Head Coach: 155-66 (.701%)

Cabrillo College


2012-2013 (20-7)

2011-2012 (24-4)

2010-2011 (20-8)

2009-2010 (14-13)

Reedley College


2008-2009 (25-7)

2007-2008 (21-9)

Overall Record as Collegiate Assistant Coach: 124-48 (.720%)


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